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JUNE 21, 2022
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PNNL Scientist Jie Xiao Honored with E.O. Lawrence Award

Jie Xiao, a world leader in electrochemical energy storage, has received the E.O. Lawrence Award from the Department of Energy.
APRIL 21, 2022
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OCTOBER 5, 2021
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Silicon Anodes Muscle in on Battery Technology

One effort toward better batteries for electric vehicles is hitting overdrive, thanks to new findings about the desirable silicon anode.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
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Heat Pump Water Heaters Bare Their Shapes

Researchers at PNNL examined heat pump water heater (HPWH) operation in Pacific Northwest residences, gaining insights into HPWH electricity use patterns. Part of the study captured trends during a COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
AUGUST 23, 2021
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The Heat Is On—Is the Grid Ready?

With a focus on prevention, PNNL researchers are working to predict droughts, enhance grid resilience, and manage forests to reduce wildfire.
JUNE 28, 2021
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Longer-Lived Lithium-Metal Battery Marks Step Forward for Electric Vehicles

Researchers have increased the lifetime of a promising electric vehicle battery to a record level.
APRIL 13, 2021
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Houston Partnership Selected to Design, Construct New \$75 Million Grid Storage Launchpad at PNNL

New facility will accelerate energy storage innovation, increase clean energy adoption and grid resilience.
MARCH 1, 2021
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The Right Stuff to Find the Right Materials

As he prepares to enter PNNL's Energy Sciences Center later this year, Vijayakumar 'Vijay' Murugesan is among DOE leaders exploring solutions to design and build transformative materials for batteries of the future.
FEBRUARY 5, 2021
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Residential Batteries for Solar Power Benefit Owners and Grid

PNNL researchers simulated residential battery use and found in-home energy storage can benefit both the power grid and homeowners.
JANUARY 28, 2021
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Shining a Light Source on Batteries

A research effort under the PNNL-led Battery500 Consortium solved a longtime debate surrounding a structure in lithium-metal battery anodes.
JANUARY 4, 2021
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Optimizing Hydropower for Water and Energy

PNNL has published a report that sets the foundation for modeling gaps and technical challenges in optimizing hydropower operations for both energy production and water management.
DECEMBER 10, 2020
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Single-Crystal Technology Holds Promise for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists have created a single-crystal, nickel-rich cathode that is hardier and more efficient than before—important progress on the road to better lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
NOVEMBER 30, 2020
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Wind Power off the Oregon Coast Could Provide More than Electricity

PNNL researchers say that offshore wind energy can add value to the electric grid, beyond just the power it can produce, if locations and strategies are optimized.
NOVEMBER 23, 2020
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Transactive Energy: Negotiating New Terrain

PNNL’s longstanding grid and buildings capabilities are driving two projects that test transactive energy concepts on a grand scale and lay the groundwork for a more efficient U.S. energy system.
NOVEMBER 10, 2020
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PNNL Supports New Solar and Energy Storage Project near Richland Campus

PNNL is one of the collaborating partners on a new grid-scale solar and energy storage installation near the PNNL campus in a project led by Energy Northwest.
AUGUST 11, 2020
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Open or Closed: Pumped Storage Hydropower is on the Rise

A PNNL research team compared two types of pumped storage hydropower (open and closed loop) to identify potential environmental impacts.
JULY 29, 2020
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Influx of Electric Vehicles Accelerates Need for Grid Planning

A new PNNL report says the western U.S. power system can handle large-scale vehicle electrification up to 24 million vehicles through 2028, but more than that and cities could start feeling the squeeze.